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Duration:
04m:24s

Content of this video:

  • Set up a PLC project in PLCnext Engineer for both IEC 61131 and high-level language PLC programming.
    The example is done with different PROFINET controllers and I/O modules.
  • Set up and scan the network, add different devices and assign IP addresses and PROFINET names to them.

Duration:
04m:14s

Content of this video:

  • Program a simple task and download it to a PLCnext Control.

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Watchwindow - monitor variables online and force them

Duration:
01m:45s

Content of this video:

  • Switch to Debug mode and set up a Watchwindow
  • Force variables to watch effects

Breakpoints - run and stop in IEC 61131-3 code

Duration:
03m:16s

Content of this video:

  • Set Breakpoints within a IEC 61131-3 program
  • Use the Breakpoints toolbar in PC Worx Engineer / PLCnext Engineer

Logic Analyzer - analyse variables during runtime

Duration:
02m:50s

Content of this video:

  • Set up variables to show in the Logic Analyzer
  • Use the Logic Analyzer's toolbar in PC Worx Engineer / PLCnext Engineer
  • Example with two variables

A 1-minute walkthrough

After updating the firmware of a PLCnext Control AXC F 2152 from version 1.x to 2019.x it is necessary to migrate projects deriving from the former PC Worx Engineer 7.2.x to PLCnext Engineer 2019.x.

  • Migrating projects is done in the PLCnext Engineer 2019.x development environment, simply by changing the device description of the controller.

  • If a function block library is used in the project that was compiled for use with the former PC Worx Engineer, it has to be replaced by the matching PLCnext Engineer 2019.x library.

  • If a former PC Worx Engineer project contains high-level language libraries (e.g. the C++ toolchain) it must be compiled again from the Eclipse project along with the current SDK and project template. After that, a new library for PLCnext Engineer 2019.x must be built.

Here's how this can be done: